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Walmart Canada is piloting pick-up lockers at six 7-Eleven locations in the Toronto area. The e-commerce test will give Walmart.ca shoppers a place to pick up delivered ordered around the clock at the participating stores.
Alex and Ani has projected that at least 25 percent of the company's $350 million in revenue will come from e-commerce. The Rhode Island-based company, known for its bangle bracelets, invested almost $7 million in digital over the past two years, and 2015 may be the year it will pay off.
Amazon has officially launched Flex, its new on-demand delivery service that relies on ordinary people do the delivering. The e-tailer is offering crowdsourced workers to make between $18 and $25 per hour by delivering packages using their own vehicles, and a smartphone app to help with the routes.
Brick-and-mortar retail isn't going anywhere, according to Richard Baker, Hudson's Bay executive chairman. "It's the best thing to happen to the department store business," he said at the BMO Capital Markets' 10th Annual North American Real Estate Conference in Chicago. "[Online] still can't be as competitive as a well-run department store."
Walmart has been testing online grocery sales and will now expand to eight new markets. It's a rapid rollout of a program that Walmart has been testing in various forms and markets for the past year that lets shoppers buy more online and pickup in stores (BOPIS).